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Epics have a lifecycle, they don’t magically appear fully formed. There is work to be done to progressively elaborate a business case and if the Epic is approved then there is further work to progress the Epic through implementation. In this post we’ll explore the Portfolio Kanban that visualises the lifecycle of an Epic and look at some of the decisions that influence the Epic’s progress through its lifecycle. In subsequent posts we’ll look at the processes that can inform those decisions.  

Epics have a lifecycle, they don’t magically appear fully formed. There is work to be done to progressively elaborate a business case and if the Epic is approved then there is further work to progress the Epic through implementation. This post explores the Lifecycle of an Epic and the states it progresses through in that Lifecycle.

This post is an exploration of whether you should be estimating Expense or Effort. Both are required from different processes within the Scaled Agile Framework and there is a route to convert between the two, but which should be the principal estimate and which the derivation?

In a flow based environment where teams pull work towards them an Epic can't dictate to the teams, which makes Epic roadmapping a challenge. This post explores the challenges of Epic Roadmaps and process through which they can be generated.

Portfolios need to build roadmaps to facilitate forecasting activities and to assess time-criticality during prioritisation. This post covers some practical facilitation techniques for Roadmapping activities.

Read one of our student’s testimonial regarding our upcoming course, Better Scrum through Essence.

Portfolios need to build roadmaps to facilitate forecasting activities and to assess time-criticality during prioritisation. This post looks at why Portfolios need to build roadmaps and explores some of the challenges that Portfolio Level Roadmapping faces.

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post visualises the flow of money within a Lean Portfolio and what that money is pruchasing.

A revised introduction to the Lean Portfolio within the Scaled Agile Framework. It builds the Portfolio up from first principles and showing how all the pieces fit together.

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores Participatory Budgeting, the suggested process within SAFe for determining the investment profile, the budgets, for the Development Value Streams within the Portfolio.

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